Overdrive Extra

A Lone Star special: 2/3 off on new toll road

| March 14, 2013

The Texas DOT is offering you quite a deal – two-thirds off the truck rate on its newest toll road, SH 130, for 12 months. This is the road that got so much publicity last ...

Work Truck Show wrap-up

| March 10, 2013

Rounding up commercial van market, hybrid truck, solar panel, natural gas powertrain and other news from the NTEA show in Indianapolis, which ended March 8.

Driving a lot less, earning a little bit more

| March 07, 2013

Average owner-operators miles have dropped 21 percent over 10 years, according to ATBS. With data showing a concurrent income increase, it's clear operators have seen some improvement over the decade.

LaHood’s right — Sequester’s dumb, and we’re doing nothing for our kids

| March 04, 2013

This generation inherited great advancements in transportation — like the Interstate system — and, not only did we give nothing back, we failed to take care of what was given to us.

Safety advocates’ pathetic shell game

| February 28, 2013

There are enough studies to prove just about anything in this arena, but the vast majority of studies, as well as federal data, bear out ATA’s assertion.

Taking charge of your own EOBR data

| February 21, 2013

Fleets already pay for MVR reports, why wouldn’t they pay to know drivers’ records for performance and profitability?

Missing sleep does more than make you tired

| February 16, 2013

To the extent your job does allow any control over sleep patterns, make that a priority. It could be a step toward health and happiness.

Shop pitfalls

| February 15, 2013

A email crossed my screen the other day. It seems someone did a study and concluded that shop rags pose health risk hazard. Gee. Ya think? Yes. Shop rags are nasty. But they’re not the most disgusting ...

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